Obama says US must shift cars, trucks off of oil - Yahoo! News Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and biofuels to wean automobiles off gasoline. Have they heard of Tesla? Tesla is the prime example of what Obama wants to accomplish. Tesla is on their way to making 'coast to coast' possible. Why take photos at other plants, it should be at Tesla. I think this is great for what Obama wants to do, but he makes it seem like it isn't in the process of moving forward. Well, it is, just not for the big 3. hahahaha.